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Team General Manager Aimée

Aimée obtained her B.A. at Western, her M.B.A. at University Canada West, and her diploma in Human Resources at McMaster. Having experience from the level of middle management while at a publicly traded company, to the role of President in a privately held health care services companies, Aimee has the track record to manage any small to medium sized company.

Add in her excitement about sport, her enthusiasm for health and fitness, her genuine eagerness to take on challenges, and that Aimee is a Certified Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (NLS) with her First Aide Certificatem as well as a NCCP Triathlon coach and you end up with the ideal Team Manager.

At the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) Aimée was nominated and elected to its Board in the position of Health and Fitness Promotion, and was then asked to assume the position of Treasurer.

All inquires should be sent to Aimee at: aimee@toest.ca

Lifestyle Coaching and Consulting services are also available from Aimée and are listed on her website To Inspire Change.ca

Coach MJ

MJ swam club with York as an age grouper and competed in triathlons with Team PB under Triathlon Hall of Fame coach Barrie Shepley and Sheldon Persad and trained alongside 2x Ironman Triathlon World Champion Lori Bowden.

While at the University of Toronto, he swam on the Varsity Blues team as a distance freestyler under coaches Byron McDonald and Linda Kiefer, training alongside Olympians Marianne Limpert and Turlough O’Hare. At the same time,  MJ was also training with the UofT cross country and track teams to prepare for the triathlon season.

MJ earned his degree in rehabilitation medicine at the UofT, is a registered and practicing physiotherapist, he holds a certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), is a NCCP swim, triathlon, and cycling coach.  He was head coach of the Burlington Masters Swim Club (BMSC) from 2014 to 2016 and is now head coach of TOEST, jTOEST and TOETT.

In addition to blogs, a list of additional services available from Mark (e.g. physiotherapy, performance coaching) are available on his website The Athletes Cloud.

To contact Coach MJ email: coach@theathletescloud.ca

Coach Carolina

Carolina nació en Venezuela donde obtuvo su título universitario como Licenciado en Administración y su Magister en Gerencia de Sistemas. A los 7 años de edad, empezó a nadar y desde ese momento la Natación ha sido su pasión. Durante sus años como nadadora, fue parte del equipo de relevo que batió el record Nacional 4×200 libre en para la categoría Juvenil B y también fue la primera mujer en ganar 3 años consecutivos el Cruce a Nado de los Ríos Orinoco y Caroní. Carolina perteneció al Club de Natación Emil Friedman y allí fue Entrenadora Asistente de Oscar Huen uno de los mejores entrenadores del país.

En el 2003, se muda a Canadá con su esposo y dos hijos y luego de varios años decide inscribirse en el equipo de natación master de Burlington para continuar nadando. En 2011 resulta ganadora en la categoría femenina sin wetsuit en la competencia de aguas abierta “LOST Race”, obtuvo el octavo y noveno puesto en los 800 y 400 libres durante el Campeonato Master de Natación realizado en Montreal en el año 2014. Actualmente forma parte del equipo de relevo que posee el record nacional de 4×100 y 4×200 combinado en la categoría femenina de 160-199. Ha sido durante dos años consecutivos (2015-2016) la campeona nacional de los 100 Mariposa en la categoría 45-49. Carolina disfruta los veranos acampando y en el invierno esquiando con su familia.


To contact Coach Carolina via email click here.


Carolina was born in Venezuela where she obtained her Business Administration degree and her Master in IT Management. She started to swim when she was 7 years old and since then swimming has been her passion. As a swimmer, 1987 she was the National record holder in the youth category for the 4×200 Freestyle relay and also was the first female to win 3 consecutive years the Open Water Orinoco river swimming crossing. In Venezuela, she was Assistant Coach in Emil Friedman Swim Club under the guidance of Oscar Huen one of the top coaches in the country.

In 2003 she moved to Canada with her husband and two kids and joined the Burlington Master Swim Club to continue her journey as a master swimmer. Since then, in 2011 she won the open water LOST Race (Female Non-Wetsuit), placed 9th and 10th in the 800 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle during the 2014 Fina World Master Championship. Currently holds the Canadian record for the 4×100 and 4×200 Female Medley Relays (160-199) and was the Canadian champion in the 100 Fly (45-49) in 2015 and 2016. When she is not swimming, enjoys skiing, going camping with her family and riding her SUP board.

Ontario Masters Swimming Champion 2017

45-49 age category  Event: 100 FLY

Time:  1:19.39  Congrats Carolina!

Coach Mark

Mark swam with the Dolphins Swim Club (DSC) until the age of 11, training under Coaches Diego Pesce and Erin Russell.  As a member of DSC, Mark had the opportunity to meet Canadian Olympian and former 4x200m World Record holder Colin Russell, and to train alongside Canadian Olympian Sinead Russell (A Finals, 200m BK, 2012 London Olympics).

At the age of 11 Mark qualified for Festivals (under 13 Provincials) in the maximum number of events permitted. Since, Mark has continued to train and compete as a swimmer with his high school team, as a cyclist (Kelso MTB & Cyclocross series) and now as a triathlete under the direction of his coach & father MJ.

Mark has taken on the position of Strength & Conditioning Coach (Dryland coach) for jTOEST. Mark helps the Junior Masters develop core strength while retaining flexibility using various body weight, resistance band, and medicine ball routines.  With a focus on proper form, proper posture, and proper technique, Mark emphasizes the in-water training of … technique, technique, technique.

Earned certifications:

  • Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion & First Aide
  • Draft Legal – Triathlon ON
  • Milton Velodrome A&B

Mark also provides one-on-one dryland coaching personal training. To contact Mark, email mark@jtoest.ca

When not training or coaching, you will find Mark riding around the neighbourhood doing wheelies or on the trails @Glen Eden/Kelso…

2017 Competition Results

– XTerra ‘Mine Over Matter’ SC Triathlon – 3rd Place
– Caledon Quarry Swim I – 3rd Overall, 2km open water swim
– Multisport Welland Super Sprint Triathlon – 3rd Overall, 2nd in U19
– Triathlon Ontario Provincials – 16th Overall
– Kelso Mountain Bike Race Series – 1st place Men U19 category, Novice division
– MEC Burlington Race #6 – 10th Overall

Coach Serena

Serena swam with the Dolphins Swim Club (DSC) until the age of 10. Serena then took the time to explore a range of sports including diving with GATquatic Divers, to horseback riding, to alpine skiing, and gymnastics. In 2016, Serena decided to focus her training on the sports of competitive swimming and triathlon and now trains with The Olympian Experience Swim and Triathlon Teams (TOEST & TOETT).

Serena has taken on the position of dive start coach for both the masters at TOEST and the juniors of jTOEST. Having trained specifically in diving, Serena is able to offer a wide range of technique and skill work to assist competitive swimmers improve their dive starts to gain an advantage in sprint events. In addition, Serena is coaching the Learn2Swim jTOEST program working with 8-12 year olds who are just getting started in swimming.

Earned certifications:

  • Bronze Medallion & First Aide
  • Draft Legal – Triathlon ON
  • Milton Velodrome A&B

2017 Competition Results

– Caledon Quarry Swim I – 9th Overall, 2km open water swim
– Multisport Welland Super Sprint Triathlon – 4rd Overall & 4th Women U19
– Triathlon Ontario Provincials – 11th Overall
– Kelso Mountain Bike Race Series – 2nd place Women U19 category, Novice division
– MEC Burlington Race #6 – 4th Overall Female

At Triathlon Provincials 2017, Serena qualified to compete at the Ontario Summer Games 2018 in London.

She will be competing in the individual and relay triathlon events this summer.

Coach Gabriel

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Coach Juan Felipe

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